Blog Birthday | Oh, Julia Ann Turns FIVE!

I registered my site five years ago today, says WordPress. A little trophy popped up on my dashboard this morning to remind me. “Keep up the good blogging,” it says. Five years. Five years?! How has it been five years? I remember the day I registered the site incredibly well. I was working on a little 11-inch netbook while watching TV in … Keep reading…

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Tales of Great Sales | The $6 Lace Dress

Oh, my beloved T.J.Maxx — your sales never cease to amaze me, but your customers’ continuing inability to try on apparel that hangs poorly leaves me perpetually baffled. More for me, I guess! Today’s installment of Tales of Great Sales follows along almost word-for-word with one of my favorites: The Nearly 95% Off Rachel Roy Dress. Where that Rachel Roy dress had piles of shapeless … Keep reading…

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Summertime Swing Dress

Funny story: This is me with a tan. Currently wearing… Dress, Anthropologie [HERE on sale!] | Steve Madden Feliz Sandals, DSW [HERE] | Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch, T.J. Maxx [HERE] | Quay Sunglasses, Nordstrom Rack [SIMILAR] In this kind of heat, I want a no-muss, no-fuss outfit. Clean lines. Simple details. Minimal accessories. With my hair as the most colorful aspect of the … Keep reading…

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Tales of Great Sales | The Nearly 95% Off Rachel Roy Dress

It is with great pleasure that I finally introduce this Tale of a Great Sale. This dress hung waiting, longingly, in my closet for months. It was too warm for velvet, so I waited impatiently for autumn to arrive. It’s finally time. I found this Rachel Roy dress marked down from some $450 to — wait for it — $25. It was … Keep reading…

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